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Whither Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa?

In the policy brief Whither Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa?, released at the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum Signature Event “Long-term Sustainable Development in Africa: The Role of Sovereign Wealth Funds,” Dr. Raymond Gilpin examines potential benefits of well-managed sovereign wealth funds, and highlights several lessons learned from the experience of sovereign wealth funds in Botswana, Nigeria, and Chad. He discusses important governance and management issues and offers recommendations and options for the way forward for African sovereign wealth funds.

Dr. Raymond Gilpin is the academic dean of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Please find Dr. Gilpin’s policy brief below.

This publication is part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. For more information and upcoming events and publications, please see here.

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Dr. Raymond Gilpin speaks at SWF 2022

Raymond Gilpin

Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Africa, United Nations Development Programme, New York
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